About Us

Lawrence G. Stern, D.C.

Chiropractor, Wellness Coach
Network Spinal Care Practitioner


Dr. Stern is a chiropractor with over 35 years in private practice. Focused on wholeness, he has a unique and integrative approach to health and well-being.  Over the decades, Dr. Stern has trained in Chiropractic, Sports Medicine, Network Spinal Care (NSC), Corporate Wellness, Personal Development, Leadership Training and The Hakomi Method (mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy).

He received his Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1984 and Certificate in Sports Medicine (CCSP) in 1985. In 2003, Dr. Stern received his advanced certification in Network Spinal Care (NSC) and is one of 300+ practitioners worldwide to earn advanced certification in NSC.


​As a former semi-professional soccer and competitive baseball player Dr. Stern has applied his love of sports and knowledge of sports medicine as a member of the medical teams for the World Maccabiah Games in Israel, World Tae Kwon-Do Championships in New York City and the Olympic Games in Atlanta, just to name a few.

Dr. Stern is also a practitioner for The Breathe Network, an organization whose mission is to offer innovative healing support to survivors of sexual violence and connect them with healing arts practitioners throughout the country who offer trauma-informed, holistic support.


Meet the Team

Sheila Devlin-Craane, DNP, NPP, MSN, APRN-BC

Doctor of Nursing Practice with a specialization in psychiatric mental health and Certified EMDR Therapist

Dr. Devlin offers specialized psychotherapy and EMDR for PTSD and trauma-related conditions. She is a psychiatric NP & APRN, doctorally prepared, and able to treat those with psychiatric and trauma-related conditions. 

She holds national certification by the ANCC as a board-certified clinical specialist. Her experience encompasses 30 years as APRN and psychotherapist with prescriptive authority. As an EMDRIA certified therapist, Dr. Devlin provides both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for individuals with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, insomnia, traumatic stress, PTSD, addictions, mood disorders, and psychological trauma.

Gail Christie, RMT

Reiki Master Teacher

Gail Christie is a certified Holy Fire III Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. Her Reiki practice follows a career in conference planning, graphic design, being a mother and grandmother, as well as a lifelong spiritual journey. She is attuned to Holy Fire Reiki, a modern evolution of Reiki energy recently introduced by the International Center for Reiki Training.  It has a particularly high vibration and comes from a place of pure, unconditional love.

Gail is committed to love, health, and joy and helping other people heal through sharing the universal life force energy of Reiki. Reiki releases stress, balances your body's energy, and awakens your own ability to heal on all levels. She offers private Reiki sessions, workshops, and Reiki classes of all levels at Awaken Wellness Center. She also provides compassionate care to hospice patients as a Reiki volunteer for Caring Hospice Services of Stamford. 

Lisa Weitzmann, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Lisa Weitzmann is a resident of Brewster/North Salem. She graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mount Kisco. She specializes in Deep Tissue and Swedish massage while incorporating elements of Reflexology, Myo-Fascial release, stretches, and sports massage for relieving the effects of stress, chronic pain, headaches, repetitive motion syndromes and tendonitis. Lisa is certified in Scar Tissue Release, a member of AMTA, and is licensed by the State of New York to practice massage. She also practices geriatric massage. Her philosophy is LIVE Peace, Health, and Happiness.

Center Philosophy

Vitalism is the guiding philosophy of Awaken Wellness Center. Vitalism means, “The body is more than the sum of its parts. It is imbued with a specific intelligence that guides its development, its interactions with its environment, and its responses to challenges that the environment creates.


We are committed to maximizing human potential and optimal wellness. We support healthy habits, ranging from the decisions our patients/practice members make to our commitment to helping create a healthier community.


Dr. Stern grew up living a holistic lifestyle which was a family core value.  The focus on health and well-being was implemented by eating right, exercising regularly, and living a balanced life.  Well Care and not Sickness Care was the context that drove all choices and actions. Chiropractic, followed by Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), was the perfect vehicle to express and promote Vitalism by focusing on the care and correction of the spine and nervous system.  

Whether it is taking advantage of Reiki Healing, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, NSA, Gentle Chiropractic or Life Coaching, Awaken Wellness Center is here to provide support and resources to assist you in your efforts to achieve optimal wellness.

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